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Nevado del Ruiz volcano
stratovolcano 5321 m / 17,457 ft
Colombia, 4.9°N / -75.32°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano eruptions:
2015-16 (ongoing), 2014-15, 2012-13, 1994 (?), 1985-91, 1984-85, 1916, 1845, 1833?, 1831, 1829, 1828, 1826(?), 1805, 1623, 1595, 1570, 1541(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano news & activity updates

Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia) activity update: occasional ash venting

Friday Jul 12, 2013 10:05 AM | BY: T

Starting from 11:43 local time on 11 July, a weak pulse of tremor accompanied by small ash emissions was reported by the Manizales observatory. The ash plumes rose to about 600 m.
The National Park reported weak ash fall in Valle de las Tumbras (Cañon de Molinos) and at Brisas, the park entry.
Previous news
SO2 plume from Nevado del Ruiz 18 June (NOAA)
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013
Activity over the past days has been characterized by continuing strong degassing (elevated SO2 emissions), at times creating a steam and gas plume rising up to 1600 m. ... [more]
Seismic recording this morning at Nevado del Ruiz (OLL station, INGEOMINAS)
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013
Two shallow volcanic-tectonic earthquakes of magnitudes 2.8 and 2.9 occurred this morning at 05:39 local time. Quake hypocenters were at 5 km SW beneath the Arenas crater. [more]

Monday, Jun 10, 2013
Strong degassing is visible as a large SO2 plume on satellite data. Seismic recordings show many mostly long-period quakes, typical of internal fluid movements. [more]
Current seismic recording at Nevado del Ruiz (OLL station, INGEOMINAS)
Friday, Jun 07, 2013
Seismic unrest and elevated degassing (high SO2 output) continue, but no significant eruptive activity at the surface has been observed recently. [more]
Seismic recording this morning at Nevado del Ruiz (OLL station, INGEOMINAS)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Small earthquake swarms at shallow depth continue to plague the volcano. They suggest ongoing (small) magmatic intrusions. ... [more]

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